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Oscar Williams

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The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (29/1/19)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. Every Monday, in partnership with data analysis firm Tussell, we drill down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week…

Top five tenders

The Crown Commercial Service has issued the biggest tender of the week: a framework valued at up to £5bn for telecoms and network services. The framework will be available to any public sector organisation wishing to procure telecoms services, including traditional telephony, video conferencing and unified communications. Prospective suppliers have been invited to apply to be listed on the framework by Thursday (31 January).

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Crown Commercial Service Network Services 22/01/19 31/01/19 Y £5,000,000,000
N E L Commissioning Support Unit Framework Agreement for the provision of a Clinical Utilisation Review Software on behalf of NHS England 21/01/19 20/02/19 Y £15,000,000
The University Caterers Organisation Ltd TUCO Digital Services 23/01/19 21/02/19 N £10,000,000
Department of Justice (Northern Ireland)) Replacement ICT System 25/01/19 25/02/19 N £9,000,000
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Enabling Digital Mobility 25/01/19 25/02/19 N £7,000,000

Prior Information Notices

The most eye-catching notice of the week comes from Greater Manchester Police, which is searching for a firm to provide analysis of data acquired from mobile phones. “The platform will operate at secret level on a stand-alone system to be utilised as an intelligence tool,” the notice states. “The system must be capable of importing, storing and analysing data from multiple mobile phone forensic data extraction tools for intelligence purposes and bulk reporting.” It’s not yet clear when the tender will open.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework
Herefordshire Council Market Engagement – Technology Enabled Care: Integrated Suite of Solutions PILOT 25/01/19 01/02/19 N
Greater Manchester Police Data Analysis for Forensically Acquired Mobile Phone Data 22/01/19 N
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation Data Centres, Maintenance and Management Including Design and Hosting 22/01/19 Y

Top five awards

Infosys has won the biggest single award of the week: a £5m contract to supply the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency with test services “in support of a range of information technology projects”, according to the notice. The contract will last three years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Powys County Council Multiple Suppliers Finance and Purchase to Pay Software System 01/08/18 Y £10,999,999
Home Group Multiple Suppliers Home Group — Website and UX Framework 16/01/19 Y £6,000,000
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Infosys Limited Strategic Test Delivery 07/02/18 N £5,000,000
Home Office Methods Professional Services Limited BSTP Critical Systems Project Delivery Capability 31/10/18 N £4,000,000
The City of Edinburgh Council Charles River Development Limited Investment Front Office Software System 27/12/18 N £3,259,369